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What's New at CQ 12/19/2023


Dear Friends,

As a reminder, Christmas is this Monday! I know, it snuck up on us too.  So, we will be closing early on Sunday, and closed on Monday. Our END OF THE YEAR CLEARANCE SALE STARTS TUESDAY, 12/26, and runs through 12/31!

For part of our Arrow Furniture kickoff, we are able to offer their popular sewing chair for only $299 - that's more than $200 off MSRP! And, if you come in and test drive one, you'll receive a tote just for sitting in a chair! The Arrow chairs come with an adjustable seat (seat height moves between 18 and 22 inches), plush cushions, lumbar support and a five-star 360° swivel base.The seat’s secret storage compartment is perfect for stashing notions. And, they have so many fabrics to choose from! Solids, cute sewing-themed fabric, dogs, cats -- there's something for everyone! A few employees have already taken advantage of this offer, and you should, too! This promotion is only valid through the end of the year.

Happy Sewing!


ps. We did send out a newsletter last week, but apparently many of you did not receive it! We are very sorry if this is the case for you. Did you know that you can read all past newsletters in the online archive?



This bag does it all, from organizing your favorite crafting supplies to making sure all of your baby's essentials are organized and at an arm's reach in the car- the Carry All Bag is the best for the job. The 7 exterior pockets and remarkably roomy interior provides storage for everything you need to keep organized!  Measures 19" L x 6.75" W x 12" H.

These coasters make great gifts for any cat lover!

Island Batiks has sent us a slew of batik strips. With names like Opulent Orange, Fall Gatherings, Morris Tiles, Fairy Floss and Brilliant Blue, how can you resist them?

For those of you who took Betsy's Walking Foot 101 class, Jackie Gerig's book Walk: Master Machine Quilting with your Walking Foot is back in stock!

Whether you need an easy weekend project or the perfect pattern for a retreat, the patterns in One Day Quilts offer bold and beautiful designs that are quick to stitch. Use simple blocks to create stunning quilts while using fabric scraps and precuts.

Choose appropriate batting, know how to use it correctly, and avoid common mistakes with this resourceful pocket-sized guide, Know Your Battings. Containing over 50 pages of terminology definitions and charts listing retailer batting names, finishes, roll widths, stitch spaces, recommended quilting comments, and so much more, you won’t want to start another project without this guide.

Check out all of our other books here.


We currently have 44 of 127 bolts of Spotsy from QT Fabrics. (The rest is coming soon!) You will be reaching for this blender time and time again to add depth, dimension, and vivid color to your projects!




Now is the time to register for your favorite clubs!

Hand-Piecing Club


Men's Quilting Club

Pro-Stitcher Premium

Second Saturday





The January 5th topic for Sew Together via Zoom is Temperature Quilts. Participants are encouraged to make one in 2024, and several ideas and techniques will be discussed. 



Gather up all your unfinished sewing and bring it to Capital Quilts on January 12th.  Enjoy time you can dedicate to getting those projects DONE!  Kat will be here to offer suggestions, guidance, and support.

Slow stitching is gaining popularity! If you'd like to try hand-piecing, we have a class for you!  Starting on January 15th, Laurie will instruct you on how to make your own stunning Lone Star wall hanging!  The class is spread out over three sessions to give you plenty of time for "homework".

Make a Carmel Tote of your own on January 21st! Just six coordinating Fat Quarters and some fusible fleece is pretty much all you need. 

On January 27th, Kate shows you  how to create these lovely storage bins. The pattern will be included in the class fee. These adorable bins can be made in several sizes. Use them for storage or for beautiful gift baskets.


Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival
Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666

Thursday, February 29, 2024 - March 3, 2024

Lancaster-Lebanon Quilt Show

Lebanon Valley Expo Center

Lebanon, PA 

April 10-13, 2024

Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show

Clarke County Parks and Recreation Center
225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, Virginia, 22611

Friday, April 12, 2024 10 AM - Sunday, April 14, 4 PM

Faithful Circle Quilters Quilt Show

First Presbyterian Church of Howard County
9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia, MD 21045

Thursday, May 2 - Saturday, May 4, 2024

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA 19456

September 19-22, 2024

Original Sewing and Quilt Expo
Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center
2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

September 25-27, 2024

CQ Cares (Community Sewing Projects)

We have placemat kits available at the shop, please stop by to pick up one (or two). For those who want to sew from their stash, click on the picture for the beginner-friendly Charm Square Placemats pattern, or you can use your own pattern.

Please return all completed placemats to Capital Quilts.
Thank you for your continued support of the Capital Quilts Cares program. 

We have free small kennel quilts kits available. These little quilts are sent to shelters who take in pets displaced by natural disaster. To quilters, they are a great beginner project, a use for leftover fabric, and a place to practice free motion skills. To use your stash, visit


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